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Constant itching

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  • Posted By: ldwarka
  • April 23, 2008
  • 10:00 PM

I am writing on behalf of my 81 year old mother who has been experiencing constant itching from head to toe for the last year. She has seen several dermatologists and has had several types of skin tests; including a skin biopsy and skin tape, all of which proved negative. The doctors don't know what is causing the itch. She is an extremely clean person and lives in a very clean environment (house no more than 2 years old with carpeted floors and no animals). She has a pace maker and uses heart medication. She also uses calcium tablets. She is allergic to shrimp and other shell fish. She doesn't have any sores and heals very quickly. She has travelled to many countries, including Isreal, India, Venezuela, Guyana, and Canada.

If anyone knows of a cure that would bring relief to my mother's itch, she would be very grateful and so are her children.


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  • Has she had liver and kidney tests done? It is most likely that she has, but ask the doctor to be on the safe side. Both can cause intense itching. Kiera
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • Does she have dry skin. It sounds simple, but the older we get, the less oil our skin produces and you said she was "very clean" If she is not applying a good moisturizing cream, the itching from dry skin can be unbearable. Just a thought.:D
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